|The Bodmer sisters, who are now called saints.|
The cemetery contains many of the nation's ex-presidents, important families and other luminaries, as well as thousands of common Colombians. And amongst these common people are interred many infants, generally in tombs rented for only four years.
|A Bodmer sister, with a believer's flower.|
One Bodmer sister died in infancy in the 1894; nine years later, two more sisters died in either a house fire or an epidemic, according to different traditions. The grief-stricken family built this tomb for their daughters, one sister pointing the way to heaven for her sibling. Today, they have become two of the cemetery's main popular 'saints.' People leave them offerings of flowers, toys and candies and believe that the girls can perform miracles.
|This infant, who apparently died at birth, never even had a name.|
|Happy Birthday Dayana|
|My little son: You went to heaven because God needed a precious angel at His side.|
|I love you and miss you!|
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours